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Ascent hires cyber underwriting duo

Ascent Underwriting, the cyber and specialty lines MGA and a founding partner of OPTIO, today announces the appointment of two cyber underwriters, Kieran Shiret and Henry Rydon, effective immediately… Read More

8 October 2019

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Ascent tackles physical damage cyber with Munich Re backing

Ascent announces the addition of physical damage cover to its flagship CyberPro product – part of its professional and non-tangible risks portfolio… Read More

27 February 2019



Preservation Capital invests to build MGA powerhouse

Preservation Capital has made a strategic investment in US construction-focused MGA Cove Programs… Read More

19 February 2019


Ascent to launch Transactional Risk proposition with Alex Smith hire

Ascent announces the appointment of Alex Smith as Head of Transactional Risk, effective February 2019… Read More

5 December 2018


Ascent appoints Caspar Stops as Head of Cyber

Ascent Underwriting today announces the appointment of Caspar Stops as head of cyber and is due to start at the end of November… Read More

8 October 2018


Ascent enhances coverage with new CyberPro wording

Ascent announces the launch of its new CyberPro wording which has been designed to ensure continued enhancements of coverage… Read More

6 June 2018


Ascent appoints James Weatherstone as non-executive chairman

Ascent announces the appointment of James Weatherstone as non-executive chairman, subject to regulatory approval… Read More

22 March 2018


Preservation Capital Partners completes Ascent acquisition

Ascent announced the completion of its acquisition by Preservation Capital Partners, having obtained FCA approval… Read More

January 2018


Ascent expands healthcare proposition with innovative Allied Health professional liability product

Ascent announces the launch of a professional liability product for allied health practitioners and facilities in the US… Read More

January 2018


Ascent enhances CyberPro Regulatory Billings product to combat 'new wave of exposures'

Ascent has extended its CyberPro Regulatory Billings product to cover social engineering and computer crime, and also now offers the cyber modules of coverage on a nil deductible basis… Read More

December 2017


Ascent announces investment by Preservation Capital Partners

Ascent has agreed that Preservation Capital Partners will take a substantial stake in the business subject to regulatory approval.… Read More

November 2017


Ascent Announces Nil Deductible/ Zero Excess

We are delighted to announce that with immediate effect, we will be providing nil deductible/ zero excess to SME clients on our CyberPro US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia products.… Read More

September 2017


Cyber risk management: the basics

Nearly all companies today are, in effect, high-tech companies. It's true by virtue of the way in which they trade and transact their services: reliance on technology, databases, and remote connections is heavy.… Read More

June 2017


Ascent hire supports healthcare expansion

Ascent has appointed Ben Wilson as healthcare underwriter with immediate effect… Read More

February 2017


Ascent Underwriting's Optio voted MGA Initiative of the Year

Optio was voted 'MGA Initiative of the Year' at the recent London Market Awards… Read More

December 2016


Ascent appoints Cleary as Chief Operations Officer

Ascent has appointed Kevin Cleary as Chief Operations Officer… Read More

July 2016


Ascent launches modular cyber liability and professional services coverage in the UK

Ascent has launched an enhanced cyber risk protection product for UK brokers' commercial clients.… Read More

June 2016


Ascent adds two new enhancements to coverage

Ascent have announced that, with immediate effect, they will be adding two new enhancements to coverage… Read More

May 2016


Ascent enhances coverage with addition of social engineering fraud and phishing crime

Ascent has enhanced its CyberPro cover with the addition of social engineering fraud to its already comprehensive crime module.… Read More

July 2015


Ascent enters P.I. and D&O markets with three hires

Ascent has entered the UK and Irish professional indemnity and directors and officers markets following the recruitment of three specialists.… Read More

December 2014


Ascent launches Telecommunications Fraud coverage

Ascent has further enhanced its CyberPro product with the addition of telecommunications fraud which has been added to their already comprehensive electronic theft and crime coverage.… Read More

August 2014


Ascent Underwriting FATCA pack

Ascent Underwriting FATCA pack now available… Read More

July 2014


Ascent enhances US Medical Billings Errors and Omissions cover

Ascent enhances US Medical Billings Errors and Omissions cover and boosts limits to $5million and adds reputational harm.… Read More

July 2014


Ascent launches 2014 CyberPro wording

Ascent Underwriting has launched our 2014 CyberPro wording, which now includes two new coverage modules to further enhance our erisks solution.… Read More

February 2014


Ascent launches US Medical Billings Errors and Omissions insurance

Ascent Underwriting has launched CyberPro Medical Billings, a medical billings errors and omissions insurance product specifically aimed at the US Healthcare professionals.… Read More

January 2014


Ascent launches general liability coverage

Ascent Underwriting has launched a general liability coverage extension to further enhance the cover provided to small and mid-market business clients.… Read More

August 2013


Ascent releases mid market solution

Security breach - separate first party indemnity cover rolled out. Ascent Underwriting has released a new feature providing notification costs outside of the policy limit in respect of small and mid-market clients.… Read More

April 2013


New MGA targets emerging cyber risks

First modular product, CyberPro, aimed at UK, USA and Canadian businesses. Ascent Underwriting has been launched targeting clients ranging from micro businesses to international corporations.… Read More

February 2013